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Dryer Stopped My dryer just stopped working. It won't come on at all. Not sure if it is the motor or what. We've had not indication except that we have noticed that we often had to dry loads twice as it was not drying completely on one cycle. What should I do???

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  • BZYMOM Oct 15, 2007

    Thanks to all those who responded regarding my Roper dryer. I decided to buy a new one----however, upon delievery the cord on the old one was longer than the new one. When the delivery man decided to remove the old cord...he found the wire burnt!!!  I refused the new one. We bought a new cord for $16.00 and replace it. The dryer works...however, I am concerned that I still don't know why the cord burned and will the new one be exposed to the same situation. Anyone have any insight..??

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Just encountered same problem and discovered burned cord leading to red terminal. Replaced cord and now dryer works. There was significantly burned plastic where cord connection took place. The melted plastic makes me nervous. Hope this will not repeat. Thanks to Byzmom and Amigaman.

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Probably has a blown hi-limit fuse. Long dry times are often caused by restricted vent. Clean vent often. When vent is restricted it causes heat to build up in dryer and this blows hi-limit fuse. It's protecting your dryer from a possible fire. Location is dependent on model and gas or electric.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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    Gerald Griffin Oct 15, 2007

      We see this happen from time to time.  The connectors are crimped on the ends of the cord.  Sometimes these crimps loosen up causing the connection to heat up and eventually burn off.  You might want to check the area where the cord connects to dryer.
      UNPLUG CORD FIRST!!
      Take cover off and inspect for other burned wires.  Also make sure connections are all tight.  Chances are the problem was solved by the cord replacement.

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